Liposuction clinic in London, Harley Street

Stubborn fat is very difficult to remove from certain areas of the body, even after dieting and exercising. If you are looking to remove those stubborn fat deposits and improve body definition to achieve a more contoured figure, Vaser Liposuction might be the right procedure for you.

In this blog post, we will be covering all about Vaser Lipo, the different areas that can be treated and the different types available.

What is Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser Lipo is a type of liposuction which is less invasive than the traditional liposuction technique and it’s performed under local anaesthetic.

In the procedure, a small probe transmits ultrasounds energy to liquefy all the fat cells before undergoing the subtle suctioning process.

There are several Vaser Liposuction treatments to target specific concerns and achieve precise results. VASER Hi-Def and VASER 4D are ideal or patients who are looking to define their muscles for a more toned and athletic appearance. On the other hand, VASER 360 is designed to target the fat all around the legs with no irregularities.

What areas can be treated with Liposuction? 

There are several areas that can be treated with the Vaser Lipo procedure:

Neck and Chin: If your area of concern is the double chin, jowls or neck, Vaser Liposuction is a safe option to remove the fat deposits on those areas. The Vaser Lipo treatment can provide a more defined and contoured look, improving the overall appearance of the face. This is an increasingly popular procedure as the fat around those areas can be quite challenging to remove.

Tummy or abdomen: This area is one of the most frequently treated areas of the body under the Vaser Lipo procedure amongst both women and men. Vaser Lipo removes the fat around this area revealing an athletic figure with a flatter, toned and more contoured abdomen. For an even more defined appearance, enhancing the abs and torso there is the option of undergoing the Vaser Lipo High def procedure, particularly popular among men.

Lower legs, knees and ankles: Many patients tend to only store fat around their knees or ankles and even though the rest of their bodies are toned. This can be a very frustrating issue that can be resolved with Vaser Lipo leaving more contoured, slimmer and better-proportioned legs.

 

Breasts: For women who are in their post-menopause and want to subtly reduce the size of their breasts, breast reduction with vaser liposuction is an option available. This procedure allows the glandular tissue that has turned into fatty tissue to be dissolved and remove, leaving smaller breasts. For other women who are yet to reach this stage at The Private Clinic, we recommend opting for a traditional breast reduction. We cannot treat pre-menopause women with vaser lipo.

 

Arms: Vaser Liposuction can target the fat deposits around the arms which are quite difficult to remove. For women it is an ideal procedure to contour the arms without making them look too muscular. For men who are looking to define their arms more for a greater athletic look, Vaser Lipo High Def is also available.

 

Thighs: Vaser Lipo is very effective to target fat around the thighs, ideal for patients who are concerned about having a larger lower body. The results are slimmer and more defined looking legs.

 

Back: Vaser Lipo can treat several areas of the back including the upper area of the neck, known as the Buffalo Hump. The fat around the back near the armpit called posterior axillary can also be treated. The infra-scapular, an area located where the bra sits, is very requested among women and is easily removed with Vaser Lipo. The posterior waist fat and the lumbosacral fat in the lower back can also be treated with this treatment leaving a toned and more defined back.

Buttocks: If the hips and buttock are your areas of concern Vaser Liposuction can help remove the stubborn fat deposits around those areas. This procedure is ideal for patients who want to target particular areas of the body to leave a more contoured and defined figure.

 

Chest: Many men suffer from fat stores around their chest, a condition called gynecomastia, which can be treated with Vaser Lipo.  Vaser Lipo is an effective treatment to remove the fat around the area and give a more masculine result.

 

Flanks: One of the more difficult places to shed fat from is the flanks or “love handles” by dieting or exercising alone. Vaser Lipo can remove the fat around that area revealing a more defined silhouette and waistline.

 

Can I lose weight with Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser liposuction is no a weight loss treatment, in fact, patients are usually encouraged to undergo this procedure once they have reached their ideal weight. Vaser Lipo is a body contour procedure that enables to enhance and improve the shape of your body.

With Vaser Lipo, the maximum amount of body weight that can be removed is around 3 litres which correspond to 4% of your total body weight.

What are the advantages of Vaser Liposuction?

  • Performed under local anaesthetic.
  • It is less invasive than traditional liposuction as it does not destroy other tissues around the treated area.
  • There is minimal recovery time involved.
  • It is a walk-in walk-out procedure that does not require overnight stay in the hospital.
  • The procedure develops minimal scarring.
  • There is a lower risk of side effects.

Vaser Liposuction in London.

At The Private Clinic located in Harley Street, London we offer the innovative Vaser Liposuction procedure is performed by acclaimed plastic surgeons who have performed many liposuction procedures and have years of experience in their field. The surgeons who are available at our London clinic include: Dr Dennis Wolf, Mr Massimiliano Marcellino, and Dr Edwin Anthony.

The Private Clinic provides high standards with the best quality and comprehensive care:

  • Highly experienced medical team with acclaimed surgeons and doctors with years of experience in vaser liposuction procedures.
  • Exceptional hospital facilities.
  • Free consultation with your specialist surgeon.
  • Patient helpline available 24 hours.
  • The option of having as many post-operative appointments with our nursing team and doctors as required.
  • We provide a one year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care.
  • Exhaustive patient information provided, every step of the way.
  • 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence.
  • Outstanding reputation for patient safety and satisfaction.

To book an Liposuction appointment at our Harley Street clinic or at any of our clinics across the UK call us on 0333 920 2471.To see Liposuction before and after images of our Vaser Lipo patients please visit our website.

 

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When is the best time to have an IPL treatment?

Achieving a perfect complexion especially in winter can be a difficult task even with the best skincare regime, so having some extra help with advanced treatments can help you achieve your ideal skin goals.

Many people are concerned about pigmentation, redness, large pores, fine lines and wrinkles or suffer from rosacea; IPL is a light treatment that can help tackle these issues and reduce their appearance giving your skin a brighter and more rejuvenated look. In this blog post, we will be covering everything you need to know about the IPL treatment including when is the best time to get it done.

IPL treatment

What is IPL?

IPL, stands for Intense Pulse Light. This treatment consists in the emission of a laser and pulse light emission able to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin heating up cells to encourage the production of new and fresh collagen.

The production of fresh collagen helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the light waves minimise the appearance of brown spots redness, rosacea and skin discolouration.

Is IPL an invasive treatment?

IPL is a non-invasive and not painful skin treatment. The sensations that are usually experienced whilst having the treatment are similar to the feeling of someone flicking the skin with an elastic band and a slight heat sensation, due to the light pulse reaching the skin.

If you feel any discomfort or have very sensitive skin, it’s possible to apply some an anaesthetic lotion prior to the procedure to numb the areas to be treated.

When is the best time to get an IPL treatment done?

The best time to undergo an IPL treatment is during winter as any changes in pigmentation can affect the results. The IPL treatment cannot be performed if the skin is naturally or fake tanned, you would have wait until the tan has completely faded away (usually takes 6 weeks) before your IPL treatment.

When would I be able to see the results?

The results from an IPL treatment can be seen each week after the treatments.

However, the best and final results are seen after the end of the course of treatments typically over the following 3-5 months.

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Before and after IPL treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

How long do the results last for after an IPL treatment?

The results from the IPL treatment are not forever, however, they do last a long time ranging from 12 to 18 months depending on your sun exposure. At The Private Clinic, we highly recommend using a high sun protection factor even in winter and when it is cloudy, and even more so if you are more susceptible to brown spots or redness.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you might need will depend on the condition of your skin. Usually, patients require a course of 5 treatments, which are scheduled every 4 weeks in order for the skin to restore itself.

Once your initial course of treatments are over, to maintain the results we recommend going in for a top-up the following year.

In which clinics is IPL available?

IPL is available at four of The Private Clinic locations.

London (Harley Street)

Birmingham

Manchester

Buckinghamshire

If you would like to book a IPL consultation at any of these locations or see before and after images of the results of the IPL treatment please visit our website or call us on 0333 920 2471

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Weight Loss Clinic near me

Once the New Year hits after a month of overindulging, losing weight and eating healthier is often at the top of everyone’s to-do lists. Many start crash diets and usually end up failing by the end of the month so what is the best way to lose weight? Many people have problems with their weight and body shape and finding the right way to lose weight effectively and healthily can be a daunting task.

What is Alevere?

Alevere is a weight loss therapy programme that has been developed by a medical team, backed by thorough research and testing. The aim of the programme is to optimise the body’s chemistry for rapid, effective and continuous breakdown of stored body fat whilst preserving the body’s muscle tissue and preventing suppression of the body’s metabolic rate during the weight loss.

Alevere Therapy is both a fast and more importantly safe way for patients to lose weight and discover a better body shaped. The programme has been developed by doctors and has two parts to it. The first part of the programme is a diet which is what causes the rapid weight loss and then the second part is body shaping to ensure that you are not left with loose skin or lumps caused by stubborn areas of fat.

Overall, we expect patients to aim for a monthly loss of between one and one and a half stone.

Step 1 – Consultation

Your Alevere programme will begin with a doctor-led consultation. This hour long consultation will allow you to go through your medical history, have a full explanation of what the programme involves, and have some routine tests such as blood pressure and blood test and have body measurements taken so your doctor can create a personal treatment plan for you.

Step 2 – Test Results

When your blood test results come back, the doctor’s findings on these will determine the quantity of foods and supplements that you will require on a daily basis. You can look to get your personal treatment plan within 48 hours of your consultation and then you will be ready to start your Alevere Journey.

Step 3 – Diet

The Alevere food replaces the necessary proteins that are normally supplied to the body by eating fish, meat, dairy products and vegetable nutrients. Alevere food contains these essential proteins but only a minimum amount of carbohydrates and fat. Patients are able to choose from a huge choice of over 50 flavours of soups, hot meals, sweet desserts, hot and cold drinks, vegetarian dishes and snack bars. When you first start the diet you will usually be eating five Alevere meals each day with a limited amount of fruit and vegetables. It is the aim of the diet for patients not to feel hungry, weak or tired and for all cravings to be reduced.

Step 4 – Ultrasound

Another unique part of this weight loss plan is the inclusion of ultrasound treatments which is essential in combination of the food diet. When you have subcutaneous fatty tissue, it is hard to reduce this with diet alone which is where the ultrasound treatment helps. The blood circulation that is within these local fat deposits is very poor and becomes increasingly difficult for the fat cells to release their contents into the blood vessels.

If you were to eat the diet but not have the ultrasound treatment then your body would not be receiving enough sugars for the brain and nervous system to function properly. This results in concentration levels dropping and cravings for sweet food increasing. The ultrasound treatment ensures that the sugar level in the blood is maintained, insulin resistance is decreased and renewed fat absorption is blocked.

The type of ultrasound treatments will vary between clinics but these are all carried out under medical supervision so you can be sure that you are in the best hands at all times.

Step 5 – Endermology Treatment

As you begin to lose weight you may notice that skin starts to become flabby and sag with the decrease in body volume.

Endermology treatment improves the circulation in the skin so that the substances that are released from the fat cell by means of ultrasound can be removed. At the same time the skin is stimulated to produce new collagen tissue, so that the elasticity of the skin improves and sagging is prevented. The eventual result may even prevent the need for surgical removal of (excess) skin.

Step 5 – Maintaining

We offer patients monthly check-ups to guarantee their chance of success. Once you reach your target weight the doctor will work out your new metabolic rate and then guide you on what, and how much you should be eating to ensure that you keep your new shape.

As well as losing weight and improving their body shape. Patients can also expect to see better blood sugar levels reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, improved blood pressure resulting in better overall cardio vascular health, better sleeping patterns, improved fitness and energy levels and a new found confidence in themselves.

Patient Story

“I have something to work towards now I have finished the Alevere journey. Life is good.”

When Joanne came in for her first consultation she was shocked at how unhealthy she was. Her cholesterol and blood pressure were high and results showed that over a third of her body was pure fat.

“It was disheartening but also empowering”

Joanne spoke to the doctor who provided her with the tools and information that she needed to start her weight loss journey with Alevere Therapy.

The first week was tough going for Joanne and was only bearable by the second but then things started to improve by the third week and when it came to the fourth week she felt totally different.

“I was down a stone and half already and I could actually fit into my size 14 jeans!”

Overall Joanne lost 3st and 8lb with only 12 weeks of treatment going from her start weight of 14st 6lbs to her new target weight of 10st 8lbs.

“The scales show a number, but you cannot measure how amazing this journey has made me feel”

Weight loss clinic near me?

Alevere Weight Loss Therapy is available at our Glasgow weight loss clinic under the supervision of Dr Simon Connolly. The principles and protocols of Alevere therapy have been developed by a medical team, backed by thorough research and testing. Working with Stephanie and Cherie, the programme is aimed at optimising the body’s chemistry for quick, effective and continuous breakdown of stored body fat whilst preserving the body’s muscle tissue and preventing suppression of the body’s metabolic rate during the weight loss.

Our Glasgow weight loss clinic is currently offering 20% off Alevere for January and February. This offer includes Offer includes your weekly comprehensive bespoke meal plans, weekly treatments for body contouring and your initial doctor appointment with Dr Simon Connolly.

“The Private Clinic of Harley Street in Glasgow is absolutely outstanding and provides an extremely professional service. All of the staff are friendly and helpful, but I have to specifically mention Dr Connelly and Cherie Lincoln. I could not have wished for better support, guidance and results during my Alevere treatment. I do not give ratings like this lightly; I am a healthcare professional and have high standards, but I have absolutely no reservations in giving this clinic an excellent rating. I cannot thank them enough for helping me get my health and wellbeing back!”

Jenny, Glasgow

Situated in the picturesque Park Circus, The Private Clinic in Glasgow is located just 12 minutes from Charing Cross station and is easily commutable from the surrounding areas of; Glasgow city, Hillhead, Hyndland, Jordanhill, Kelvindale, Kelvinside, Knightswood, Shawlands, Milngavie, Bearsden, Newlands, Mount Florida, Strathbungo, Partick, Park District, Linthouse and Mansewood.

To find out more about Alevere Weight Loss Therapy and to book a consultation with our weight loss team in Glasgow please call 0333 920 2471 or visit our Alevere Glasgow weight loss appointment page.

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Bunion surgery near me – Minimally Invasive Bunion Removal London

More than 15 million people both men and women in the UK have bunions, including many celebrities such as Amal Clooney or Duchess of Sussex Megan Markel.

Bunions can be described as the bone deformity of the joint appearing on the area which connects the big toe to the foot. This condition forms overtime when the big toe starts to slowly push and curve to the other toes, causing the joint of this toe to grow and protrude out.

The most common symptoms associated with bunions are soreness on the affected area after standing for a long period of time and some shoes do not fit comfortably.

Many people hesitate to undergo traditional bunion removal surgeries as they often involve long recovery periods, often over 6 weeks long, where patients are not able to walk, go to work or exercise. However, at The Private Clinic, we offer the innovative minimally-invasive bunion removal procedure performed by the highly acclaimed Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Andreas Bianchi. Dr Andreas Bianchi has developed a technique that allows him to perform the surgery without having to insert any plates, wires or screws and has such a minimal trauma and downtime that patients are able to walk after their procedure and return to their daily activities. Dr Bianchi has over 15 years of experience performing bunion surgeries and has treated over 1700 patients with this minimally invasive treatment.

Minimally Invasive Bunion Removal London

What does the minimally-invasive bunion treatment consist in?

This exclusive bunion treatment follows a keyhole surgery technique using a small 5cm incision on the outer area of the foot along with a few smaller incisions on the inner side to release the tissue. It is only performed under local anaesthetic.

The bunion deformity is corrected utilising surgical burrs which help align and reshape the foot, without having to use any wires, plates or screws at any time which is the main reason behind the fast recovery time and minimal downtime.

Once the surgery is finalised the surgeon will bandage your foot and you will be required to wear this bandage until your post-op check-up which usually takes place a few weeks after the procedure. This procedure has exceptional results with a 98% success rate and provides minimal scarring.

Before and after minimally invasive bunion treatment

Before and after minimally invasive bunion treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

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Before and after minimally invasive bunion treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The Private Clinic of Harley Street for Bunion Removal Treatment.

Our exclusive bunion removal surgery is only available at our clinic in London, located on Harley Street. Why you should choose The Private Clinic?

  • This treatment is completely exclusive to The Private Clinic in the UK.
  • The bunion removal surgery does not require the insertion of any plates, screws or wires and the patients doesn’t need to use crutches as patients are able to walk right after the procedure.
  • This surgery utilises a keyhole technique and its performed under local anaesthesia.
  • Dr Bianchi has performed an average of 1,200 bunion operations a year and has over 15 years of experience performing bunion surgeries.
  • The procedure has an outstanding 98% success rate.
  • There is no need for an overnight stay.
  • The treatment involves minimal post-operative pain and aftercare.
  • Treatment carried out in our state of the art London Fitzroy hospital.
  • There is a 24-hour patient helpline which directs to your nursing team and surgeon, in case you need any assistance or have any concerns.
  • We provide dedicated post-operative care with our nurses and surgeon in order for you to obtain the best care.
  • Patient safety and satisfaction is at the forefront of our organisation where honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to newfound confidence.

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To book a consultation with our expert orthopaedic surgeon at our clinic in London Harley Street  call us on 0333 920 2471 or book via our bunion website page where you will be able to find more before and after images of our bunion patients.

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What are Botox Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections is a procedure that continues to rise in popularity year after year due to its effectiveness and various uses to treat different concerns.

In this blog post, we will be covering everything about Botox from its different purposes and uses and address the most frequently asked questions about the Botox procedure.

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What is Botox?  

Botox is the name of a neurotoxin protein derived from the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium. This toxin is FDA approved and regulated for medical use.

Botox is the substance that is injected under the eye, which enables the relaxation of the muscles responsible for causing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. There are various brands of Botulinum Toxin but at The Private Clinic, we only use it from renowned manufacturer Allergen.

How do I know if Botox injections are right for me?

 Anti-wrinkle injections are suitable for both men and women who are concerned about the appearance of their lines and recommended for patients in their mid-late twenties and upwards, being the most popular ages from 30-35 and up.

The anti-wrinkle injections would not be suitable for the following patients:

  • Anyone who has had an allergic reaction to type A Botulinum toxin injections.
  • Has an infection on the area that is intended to be treated.
  • Any patient who is under the age of 18.
  • Patients who suffer from any diseases affecting the muscles, including the Eaton Lambert syndrome.
  • Any patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding,
  • Patients who are taking blood thinning tablets.

 What areas can be treated with Botox?

 There are several areas that can be treated with Botox and target different concerns.

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The areas that can be treated are:

  • Frown lines
  • Neck
  • Glabella lines/ lines between eyebrows
  • Chin lines
  • Crows feet, to target the areas on the corner of the eyes.
  • Around the eyebrows where it can help create an eyebrow lift effect.
  • Top lip lines, ideal to reduce and reduce the lines which appear on the upper lip.
  • Hyperhidrosis, which helps reduce severe sweating on the armpits.

Are anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) the same as fillers?

 Anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are not the same, however, they can both help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle injections consist of relaxing the muscle to avoid its movement whilst fillers are utilised to add volume to different areas of the skin or fill deep wrinkles, and the substance used is hyaluronic acid as opposed to Botulinum toxin.

How long does Botox last for?

The results of anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent and typically last around 3-6 months. After that time frame you should book in for your next consultation if you wish to maintain the results.

Do the Botox injections hurt?

 The pain from the administering of anti-wrinkle injections is minimal. The needle is very fine and small doses of product are used.

Patients might experience some discomfort at first at the point of entry of the needle. However, patients are able to take painkillers before the treatment. We advise against taking anti-inflammatory tablets such as ibuprofen as this type of medication thins the blood and the treatment won’t be able to be performed.

 Are there any side effects of Botox injections?

 The most frequent side effects are slight bruising, redness and reduced swelling.

The more severe side effects are allergic reactions, infection, drooping of the eyebrow, nausea, numbness, swelling of the eyelids, symptoms similar to the flu, dry skin, dizziness, dry mouth and dry skin.

At which clinics is Botox available?

 Botox is available at several of The Private Clinic locations across the UK including:

  • London Harley Street near to Bayswater, Hyde Park, Green Park, Soho, Notting hill, Kings Road, Kensington, South Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Battersea, Regents Park, St Johns Wood, Primrose Hill, Victoria, West End, Marylebone, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Mayfair, Holland Park, Earls court and Fitzrovia.
  • Leeds: Calderdale, Leeds city centre, Yeadon, Methley, Harrogate, Stanningley, Roundhay,  Chappel Allerton, Scarcroft, Headingly, Doncaster South Yorkshire, Wetherby, Farsley, Pudsey, Kirklees, Oulton, York, Sheffield and Otley.
  • Bristol: Redcliffe, Bedminster, Henleaze, Kingsdown,  Leigh Woods, Cotham, Totterdown, Redland, Portishead, St Pauls Bristol, Winterbourne,St Phillips Bristol, Frenchay, Clevedon, Westbury on Trym, , Almondsbury, Bath, Frampton Cotterell , Downend, and Hambrook.
  • Manchester: The areas closest to this clinic include, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield, Leigh, Prestbury, Nantwich, Wilmslow, Tarporley, Knutsford, Worsley, Altrincham, Cheadle, Hale/Hale Barns and Deansgate.
  • Glasgow: The closest areas to this clinic are:  Glasgow city, Hillhead, Mansewood, Jordanhill, Kelvindale , Knightswood, Shawlands, Milngavie, Kelvinside ,Bearsden, Hyndland,  Newlands, Mount Florida, Strathbungo, Park District, Linthouse and Partick.
  • Birmingham: The nearby areas are Solihull, Edgbaston, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Kidderminster, and Hampton in Arden, Leamington Spa, Stratford, Shrewsbury, and Harborne.
  • Buckinghamshire: The4 nearest villages to our Buckinghamshire are High Wycombe, Beaconsfield,Wallingford, Princes Risborough, Watlington, Oxford, Chinnor, Cowley,  Headington, Hazelmere, Amersham, Great Missenden,  Marlow, Thame,  Henley-on-Thames, Wendover, Chesham, Aylesbury, Watlington, and Haddenham.
  • Northampton: The nearest location to this clinic are Great Houghton, Yardley Hastings, Collingtree Park,  Great Brington, West Hunsbury, Grange Park, Boughton, Little Houghton, Abington, Golf Lane, Harrington, East Hunsbury, Sandy Lane, Chapel Brampton, Kelmarsh, Abington Vale, Wootton,  Grendon , Weston, Roade, Maidwell, Kislingbury, Quinton, Ashton, Harlestone, Althorpe, Upper Harlestone, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Guilsborough, Raunds and areas from, Leicester, the East Midlands, Peterborough, Cambridge,  Northants, Norfolk and Norwich.

To book an botox appointment at any of our clinics please visit our website or call 0333 920 2471. On our website, you will also be able to find before and after images of the results of the Botox treatment.

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Minimally Invasive Facelift Alternatives

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that lifts up and pulls back the skin on the face to result in a tighter and smoother appearance. It is very effective on patients who have sagging around the lower half of the face, jowls and neck.

Facelifts however are a big deal; patients who are looking to have a facelift will need to schedule a substantial amount of recovery time post procedure which is why many patients are now seeking non-surgical alternatives with less downtime in order to rejuvenate their appearance.

Of course, a chemical peel or laser treatment is never going to be able to replicate what a facelift can do but they are very effective at eliminating some of the signs of ageing and produce some impressive results.

One Stitch Facelift

Our ‘One Stitch Facelift’ is still a surgical procedure but we felt it was worth adding to this list. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and has very minimal recovery time in comparison to a standard surgical facelift. The one stitch facelift targets the mid-face helping to improve the jaw line. There is a very low risk of swelling and bruising and the incision is hidden within the hairline

The Temporal facelift is very similar in style to the one stitch facelift but this procedure concentrates on the eyebrows to the midface area so ideal if you are looking for an upper facial lift. The temporal facelift is performed under local anaesthetic and the short 5-6cm scar is hidden within the temporal hair line and patients have minimal downtime post procedure.

Both the Temporal and One Stitch Facelift can allow patients to get back to work in almost no time at all and were featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s Top Cosmetic Surgery Trends 2019.

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To find out more about one stich Facelift click here.

Thermage

Thermage CPT Skin tightening treatment is often referred to a ‘Non-surgical facelift’. The non-invasive procedure helps to tighten and contour your skin in just a single treatment making it ideal for those with busy lifestyles. The treatment works by stimulating your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results targeting key areas such as loose jowls, sagging skin, jawline definition and wrinkles around the mouth and forehead. Thermage treatment targets the deeper layers of skin meaning that the downtime is minimal and many patients return to normal activities straight away.

Sounds like a dream? The downside to this treatment is that the results are unfortunately not instant. The majority of the tightening in the face will take place gradually over a period of time and the best results are seen usually after 6 months. The positive side of this however is that it does mean you will achieve gradual and natural looking results compared to a more dramatic change that a surgical procedure can achieve.

To find out more about Thermage click here.

Thread Lift

A thread lift is a minimally-invasive treatment that lifts sagging areas of the face without the need for sedation or a hospital stay. A thread lift procedure involves lifting different parts of the face using specialised threads without the need for surgical incisions. Common areas to be treated are sagging cheeks, deep lines and wrinkles, jowls, forehead wrinkles and jaw line definition. The benefit of a thread lift is instant and long lasting results, minimal downtime, an increase in natural collagen production and no stitches are required.

To find out more about Thread Lift click here.

PRP Facelift

A PRP facelift, despite the name, is more of a non-surgical rejuvenation technique aimed at rejuvenating the skin rather than lifting it. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an innovative approach to anti-ageing as it uses your own body’s own healing process to rejuvenate and restore the skin. The process involves blood being taken from the patient which is then placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets and plasma from red blood cells and other components. The remaining platelets and plasma is then injected into the skin which stimulates a multitude of growth factors encouraging the production of collagen and preadipocyte cells to plump and add volume to the face.

You will be required to commit to a course of treatment carried out at monthly intervals and the best results are seen a month after your last treatment and you should notice an improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and a general improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.

To find out more about PRP Facelift click here.

Injectable Treatments

Injectable treatments are fast becoming a popular alternative for specific facial surgery procedures such as a facelift and blepharoplasty. Dermal fillers are really effective at restoring lost volume in the face which can result in a sunken and hollow appearance especially around the cheeks, eyes and lips. Anti-wrinkle injections help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles resulting in an overall rejuvenated appearance. The 8 point lift is a technique that uses dermal fillers to combat the soft tissue loss associated with the ageing process and results last for up to 18 months with no downtime.

To find out more about the 8 Point Lift click here.

Which treatment is best for me?

The best way to find out what treatment is best for you is to book in for a consultation where our surgeons or practitioners will be able to assess you in person and talk through what you wish to achieve and the realistic outcomes from non-surgical and surgical procedures.

To find out more about facial rejuvenation procedures call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book a consultation online. We have clinics across the UK in London Harley StreetBirminghamBristolBuckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Northampton.

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The Hair Transplant Guide

The popularity of hair transplants has steadily increased since more celebrities have talked openly about theirs making it more socially acceptable amongst men. Previously having any type of hair restoration procedure was very secretive but as the procedure and techniques have advanced more men are opting for minimally invasive hair transplant procedures with no worries about sporting a shorter cut for a few months.

So what are the options, we have put together a quick hair transplant guide to help you make a more informed decision ahead of your consultation;

The cause

The most common cause for hair loss is male pattern baldness with around one in three men experiencing varying degrees of male pattern baldness by the time they reach 30. Male Pattern Baldness is when a form of testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) starts to attack the hair follicles. This attack of the hair follicles results in the follicles becoming smaller and only being able to produce hair that is thinner and shorter. Your begin to notice this more when the thicker and fuller hair follicles fall out leaving only these weaker hair follicles which results in the appearance of thinning and baldness.

Male pattern baldness is dependent on your genes as some people are genetically coded to resist DHT which makes them less susceptible to male pattern baldness. The follicles on the back and sides are usually coded to fend off Dihydrotestosterone which is why hair loss usually occurs in a specific pattern.

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The solution

Hair Transplant procedures are the most common solution when it comes to ‘fixing’ hair loss and thinning. There are two types of hair transplant procedures; Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) which both work in a similar way but have different methods and techniques.

At The Private Clinic we favour the minimally-invasive, no linear scar, no stitch technique which is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Our experienced doctors perform a modified FUE method under local anaesthetic which uses a small punch incision around the hair follicles to extract the follicular units from the donor area ready to be harvested into grafts. The grafts are then implanted into the areas being treated which are performed under a high powered microscope using specially designed instruments, allowing the Hair Transplant doctor to work with the upmost precision for natural-looking results.

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Follicular Unit Transplantation follows a different approach where instead a strip of hair is excised from the back of the head which would then need to be closed with stitches. The strip is then cut into individual grafts before being implanted into incision sites made in the areas being treated. The recovery time associated with a FUT Hair Transplant is a little longer than compared to other techniques due to the healing of the linear scar at the back of the head.

We have been perfecting our FUE Hair Transplant technique over the past 10 years. We find many of our patients are put off by the risk of being left with a long linear scar at the back of the hair following a FUT transplant and for this reason more and more patients come to us for a FUE Hair Transplant.

Hair Transplant FAQs

Does Hair Transplant surgery hurt?

An FUE Hair transplant takes place under local anaesthetic so you should not feel pain throughout the procedure. You may experience some discomfort during the healing process but this can easily be managed with pain relief.

Will a hair transplant leave a scar?

FUE Hair Transplant can leave minimal scarring that can appear as very small circular white dots. This would only really be noticeable if you were to shave your hair very short after the procedure. The scars are very small circular scars that may appear as white dots. FUT surgery is more likely to leave a scar on the donor site, although it can probably be hidden under longer hair.

How long does a Hair Transplant procedure take?

Hair Transplant procedures can be lengthy procedures due to the delicate process requiring a substantial amount of time to ensure that the best results are achieved. On average, FUE Hair Transplant procedures at The Private Clinic can be performed over the course of a day so usually between 6-8 hours. In larger cases the procedure may need to be spread out across two days and performing the procedure this way would not impact the effectiveness of the procedure.

When will I see the results of my hair transplant?

You will be able to see the outline of your new hairline immediately after the procedure but there is a lengthy healing process that you will need to go through first before you can start seeing the final results. The first results will start to become visible around 3-4 months but final results can take up to a year to be fully visible.

How many hair transplant procedures will I need?

In the first instance, only one hair transplant is often required to give patients the results that they wanted. Long term it is worth considering that you may need additional hair transplants in the future to maintain your results and give good overall coverage.

Are hair transplants permanent?

The results from a hair transplant are not guaranteed to last forever as male pattern baldness will still continue to occur in the future. However, hair transplant are extremely long lasting and one of the most successful treatments for hair loss. It is normal for your hair to shed after a few weeks after having your FUE hair transplant and after this time your new hair will grow and you will start to see results after 3-6 months.

Can women have hair transplants?

It is possible for a woman to have a hair transplant however many are not suitable candidates as their hair loss is often widespread and finding a suitable donor site can be difficult. We recommend that female patients see a trichologist first to assess the condition of their hair and try and work out a possible cause for hair loss.

To read more FAQs on Hair Transplant procedures click here.

Choosing a suitable hair restoration clinic?

There are many hair restoration clinics around across the UK. Personal recommendation is often the most common way that patients walk through our doors. If you are seeking a hair restoration clinic then we advise doing a lot of research beforehand about not only the clinics themselves but the surgeons that they work with too. Our surgeons at The Private Clinic are members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and all have extensive experience in treating Male Pattern Baldness.

Although cost is always going to be an important factor when deciding if to go ahead with surgery, but it is important to not let it be the deciding factor. Many patients seek hair transplant procedures abroad as they are often cheaper than UK clinics however there is a huge risk such as not knowing who the surgeon is, not knowing the surgeons qualifications, not seeing the clinic beforehand, not being checked by the surgeon ahead of the procedure and just generally not having the after support there that a UK clinic would be able to provide. Hair transplant procedures abroad start of cheap but often end up costing more than if you were to stay in the UK due to complications post procedure.

We have hair restoration clinics in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester and hair transplant consultation clinics in Buckinghamshire, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne and Liverpool.

FUE Hair Transplant before and after photos

FUE hair-transplant results before after photos

Why Choose The Private Clinic for Hair Transplant surgery?

  • See our Before and After photos here
  • See our Hair Transplant videos here
  • Read our patient stories here
  • You will be treated by highly experienced Doctors. Our Hair Transplant surgeons are specialised in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and treat hundreds of patients every year.
  • FUE is a minimally invasive treatment (meaning there is no cutting of a strip), and carried out under local anaesthetic – many patients either watch TV, or even fall asleep during the procedure.
  • You won’t require any stitches after your treatment. This means that the recovery time is also reduced when compared to the Strip surgery (FUT).
  • We use the finest instruments, resulting in as minimal trauma to your scalp as possible.
  • Thanks to our advanced skills and techniques, our team ensure that the donor area looks intact after the hair transplant procedure and you can keep your hair really short if you prefer without any obvious scarring.
  • Following treatment, there will be no linear scarring across the back of your head as seen with the strip method (FUT) – you’ll be free to wear your hair long or short.
  • We choose the best follicular unit (a group of hairs); this ensures that only the strongest, healthiest grafts are used for your hair transplant procedure. See our Hair Transplant videos here.
  • Your results will look natural, with denser packing – the hair is implanted in the direction that matches your hair growth, and because we select healthy follicular units, the treated area will look densely filled.
  • Our surgeons are the only surgeons in the UK offering the Unshaven Hair Transplant (U-FUE) (the long-hair hair transplant), to those who prefer not to shave beforehand. At your consultation, we will be able to advise you on whether an unshaven procedure is suitable for you.
  • Scars resulting from injuries or previous surgeries can also be corrected. This could be a previous bad hair transplant or we can cover linear scars caused from FUT hair transplants.
  • The Private Clinic has a network of UK clinics and has been established for 35 years with a strong reputation for quality care; see our Trust Pilot 5 star rating here.

For more information or to book a consultation with our expert Hair Transplant surgeons click here or please call us on 0333 920 2471

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Mr Adrian Richards earns respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award

Consultant plastic surgeon at The Private Clinic, Mr Adrian Richards is one of 1,000 board-certified doctors to be inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame, an honour recognising the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf.

RealSelf is a community-driven website that allows people who are seeking cosmetic procedures to anonymously interact with other people who are also interested in aesthetic procedures or have previously had cosmetic surgery themselves.  The site is a great way for potential patients to engage in conversations with both patients and surgeons in a helpful and safe environment.

Patients on RealSelf are able to learn more about cosmetic procedures,  share their stories, share before and after pictures, leave reviews, and even ask physicians questions.

Many patients who come to see us in our clinics mention that they have researched procedures of RealSelf so we feel it is a really useful and valuable resource for patients to look into. Of course, full consultations are not able to take place over RealSelf and we do advise that patients who are experiencing any worries or issues to contact the clinic they were treated at first before seeking advice from others who do not know their medical history and surgical background.

For eight years, the annual RealSelf 100 and 500 awards recognises doctors and surgeons with outstanding records of high patient ratings who have given back to the RealSelf community by providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments ranging from surgical procedures to minimally invasive technologies to cosmetic dentistry. For the first time ever, RealSelf celebrates the Hall of Fame, a culmination of eight years of recognitions made through the RealSelf 100 and 500 awards program.

For a surgeon to be included in the RealSelf Hall of Fame, they must have received a RealSelf 100 or RealSelf 500 award in the past. The program honours the top-rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors on RealSelf. Doctors are ranked in three categories: earning patient reviews, answering consumer questions, and sharing before and after treatment photos. In order to be recognized in any given year, doctors must maintain the distinction of Top Doctor or Top Contributor and uphold an average rating above four stars.

“I am very honoured to be recognised in this way and so proud to be included in RealSelf’s Hall of Fame. RealSelf is a great tool for patients considering many types of treatments and it is a website that I regard highly.” – Mr Adrian Richards

Mr Adrian Richards is available for consultations in Buckinghamshire, London Harley Street and Northampton. He specialises in breast surgery including breast enlargement, breast uplift, breast asymmetry correction, tuberous breast correction, breast reduction and implant removal and or replacement procedures.

Click here to see more on Mr Adrian Richard’s RealSelf profile.

Why choose The Private Clinic for Breast Implant Surgery?

  • We provide a 10 year warranty with £1000 towards your surgical costs.
  • Highly skilled expert Cosmetic surgeons, see our before and after results here.
  • Dedicated post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team, including a 24 hour help line.
  • We offer you a three-year aftercare breast cover.
  • The Private Clinic covers a lifetime guarantee on your implant.
  • We have state of the art hospital facilities.
  • Giving you the best results and patient care is our priority.

To find out more about breast surgery at The Private Clinic, please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book an appointment.

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Why choose The Private Clinic?

As a multi-award winning cosmetic surgery provider, here at The Private Clinic we pride ourselves on offering over 35 years of experience in medical cosmetic treatments. Our team of surgeons and practitioners are world-class specialists in Hair Transplants & Restoration, Body Contouring & Liposuctions, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics/Rejuvenation & Dermatology for Men and Women.

We are recognised for our expertise in;

Liposuction & Body Contouring (VASER Liposuction & MicroLipo)

We have a range of body contouring and post-weight loss surgery options such as vaser liposuction, surgical liposuction or micro lipo. We have performed over 7,000 Liposuction treatments to date which is more than any other clinic in Europe.

Hair Transplants & Restoration

We have been perfecting our FUE Hair Transplant technique over the past 10 years. Our highly experienced doctors treat hundreds of patients every year whose advanced skills and techniques ensure you receive only the most natural looking results.

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Our team of expert plastic surgeons offer a range of plastic surgery treatments from breast enlargements to facelifts. They are constantly developing their skills to offer only the latest techniques and treatments such as b-lite implants and the one stitch facelift.

Dermatology & Aesthetic Skin treatments

Our skin clinics across the UK offer a range of dermatology and aesthetic skin treatments to suit all types of skin conditions. Our specialist skin practitioners an expert nurses and doctors are highly skilled in recommending the best treatment to suit you with natural looking results.

Varicose Vein Removal

We have over 30 years’ experience in offering the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins including the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Gold Standard for treatment of Varicose Veins EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation).  Our top consultant vascular surgeons have carried out over 7,000 treatments.

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Available exclusively in the UK at The Private Clinic is our minimally invasive bunion surgery. Orthopedic Consultant Surgeon, Dr Bianchi has 15 years’ experience performing 1,200 procedures each year. The keyhole surgical procedure use no metal fixtures meaning patients are able to walk and get back to everyday life much quicker than traditional surgeon available on the NHS.

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Why choose The Private Clinic?

Our mission at The Private Clinic is to provide;

Medical Expertise – We only offer our patients specialist experts who are among the best in their respective fields.

Outstanding Care – It is our priority to ensure that your experience at The Private Clinic is a positive one. We take a conservative approach and ensure that our patients are treated with confidentially and respect.

Patient Satisfaction – We want all patients that visit us to leave feeling happy with their experience and treatments. It is our aim to provide patients with natural results that meet patients’ expectations.

Excellent Customer Service – We thrive to provide our patients with excellent service throughout their entire treatment journey with us. All patients are treated in a professional, friendly and emphatic way and we make sure that we are always available when they need us.

Honest Advice – Deciding on a surgical procedure shouldn’t be a decision to take lightly. It is our aim to ensure that our patients are well informed about the procedures they are considering, given realistic expectations and honest advice.

It is within our values to be driven by passion, innovation and ideas. We want to bring the best to everyone we see and be the best in everything we do. As a Leader within the cosmetic treatment market we ensure that we remain at the forefront of our by offering only the best products and services.

Awards

We are the proud to be recipients of a number of prestigious awards and accreditations within the aesthetic and cosmetic surgery sector. We were awarded Aesthetic Awards Best Clinic Group in 2017 and were Highly Commended in 2018. We also picked up MyFaceMyBody – Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice 2018. These awards are set out to recognise and reward those who have shown excellence in their customer service and treatment plans.

Our 9.3 score on TrustPilot with a 5 star rating is one of the highest patient satisfactions results in the sector. And we are so pleased that 93% of our patients would recommend us to their friends and family and that is proven with over 15,000 new patients walking through the doors of our clinics located nationwide every year.

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New Years Resolutions

2019 has never looked so good, so why not make your new years resolution with us here at The Private Clinic with our range of treatment options such as rejuvenating skin treatments, cosmetic surgery, hair transplants, varicose vein removal and minimally invasive bunion surgery to help make 2019 your best year.

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We have clinics across the UK in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Northampton. To make an appointment to discuss our range of treatments please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book a consultation online.

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How to remove and minimise the appearance of wrinkles?

Fine lines and wrinkles are the main signs of ageing that you may want to erase or delay their appearance. There are many non-surgical treatments available to tackle this issue and that will help achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

In this blog post, we will be addressing the most efficient non-surgical treatments to improve the appearance of the skin, remove and delay the signs of ageing.

Wrinkle Injections

Wrinkle injections are a non-invasive procedure which consists in injecting small doses of a high- quality toxin called Botulinum, which is FDA approved for medical and cosmetic use. This procedure is used to relax the muscle which causes the creation of wrinkles and fine lines giving a smooth and rejuvenated appearance.

before and after anti wrinkle injections

Before and after wrinkle injections targeting crows feet.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

Wrinkle injections not only are used to treat existing wrinkles but also are able to prevent the formation of new ones.

Wrinkles injection can be applied in various areas such as:

  • Around the eyebrows resulting in a simulation of an eyebrow lift.
  • Forehead to remove the wrinkles on the forehead areas as well as frown lines.
  • Crows Feet, around the eye area.
  • In between the eyes (glabellar lines).
  • Bunny Feet, formed around your nose usually du to scrunching the nose upwards. Upper Lip Lines
  • Gummy smile to reduce the visibility of the gums when smiling.
  • Around the mouth / Marionette Lines / Smile Lines
  • Neck Lines.
  • Jaw / Square Jaw
  • Chin

To see more before and after images of anti wrinkle, injection results click on our website.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler is a non-invasive treatment which consists of the injection of Hyaluronic acid a naturally occurring substance in the body able to retain moisture and plump the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.

Dermal filler can also be applied to several areas of the skin to add volume to the lips, cheeks, chin, and nose to mouth lines and is also able to perform an “8 Point Lift” which replicates the results of the surgical facelift.

You can see before and after images of dermal filler results on our website.

Thermage

Thermage is a non-invasive treatment able to contour and tighten the skin at once. It consists of a laser treatment which uses heat to stimulate the natural production of collagen of the body creating the effect that can be similar to a non-surgical facelift.

Thermage is a procedure that can be performed on the face, body, neck and décolletage smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. The results are natural and can be seen over the period of 6 months of the treatment.

before and after thermage treatment

Before and after Thermage.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

Laser Skin Tightening

Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive laser procedure able to improve the skin texture and firmness by stimulating the production of collagen. This procedure uses infrared light to tighten and reduce the signs of ageing providing by inducing the formation of new collagen leaving nearly instant results. The most noticeable results can be seen 4 weeks after the treatment and will continue to improve over the following 6 months.

Profhilo

Profhilo is an injectable treatment to remodel the skin. This treatment consists in the injection of Prophilo (100% Hyaluronic Acid) which enables the production of the body’s own collagen for a tighter more youthful looking skin improving its elasticity, hydration and overall brightness. Prophilo overall is able to improve the quality of the skin and enables the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Regenlite

Regenlite is a laser treatment which induces the production of collagen by the body. This procedure targets the microvessels present under the skin mimicking an injury, this way the body reacts by producing new collagen enabling the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks over time.

This treatment is non-invasive and the downtime required is minimal being able to return to work shortly after the procedure. The results from the Regenlite treatment can be seen over the following 3 months from the treatment.

To book an appointment or a free consultation at any of our clinics please contact us on 0333 920 2471 or book online via our website.

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